Two weeks ago, it was announced that director Bryan Singer would be bringing us X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016 (regardless of the fact that the next chapter in the X-Men franchise–Days Of Future Past–is still several months from release).
Now it appears Singer has recruited X2: X-Men United writers Mike Dougherty and Dan Harris to join him and DOFP scribe Simon Kinberg in working on the Apocalypse script.
Singer Tweeted the photo above showing him together with Kinberg, Dougherty, and Harris–he described the scene as a:
Late night X-Men Apocalypse story session
Dougherty and Harris have not worked on an X-Men flick since X2. It is still unclear which writer (or writers) will snag the screenwriter’s credit for Apocalypse.
Singer also added in his Tweet:
It’s snowing in Egypt!
The writers’ presence in Egypt COULD be coincidental, but the country is the birthplace of Apocalypse/En Sabah Nur in the character’s origin story. Perhaps Singer and his little Super Team are looking for inspiration….
X-Men: Apocalypse is expected to at least be inspired by the 1995 comic miniseries Age Of Apocalypse. The plot follows an alternate timeline in which Charles Xavier dies before forming the X-Men, and Magneto runs a skewed version of the team in a mutant-ruled, post-apocalyptic America.
X-Men: Apocalypse is scheduled for release May 27th, 2016–while X-Men: DOFP comes to theatres May 23rd of next year.
Source: Coming Soon